Tuesday, August 28, 2007

World's strangest laws: In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation...

The Times Online showcases the world's 25 strangest laws. My favourites (apart from the one above):
  • "It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down".
  • "In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon."
  • "In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk"
  • "In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed."
  • "In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset."
  • "In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow."

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